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Jayalalithaa praises role of banks


The state government plans to disburse social security pensions through banks to ensure hassle-free and leakage-proof delivery.

Welcoming the participation of banks in the crucial payment mechanism,

Passport seekers bogged down by time constraints

The struggle to get appointments to submit passport application continues with the appointment slots closing within 30 seconds of opening online despite three passport seva kendras (PSKs) functioning

Derailment hits train services

Train services were hit for nearly eight hours on the Chennai-Gummidipoondi route after a goods train derailed near Athipattu early on Thursday.

As many as 10 express trains, including the Chennai Ce

Realty market booming in Chennai


Post the 2009 slowdown, the demand for property has been robust in Chennai so much so that the city is leading other metros.

Chennai is witnessing steady demand for budget and luxury properties and p

No time for clock towers


Two years back, the city corporation announced in its budget that it would establish new clock towers in Chennai, but nothing has materialised.

At the same time, the civic body continues to remain i

Popular landmarks in days of yore


Clock towers that are now mostly admired for their artistic creation once served an important purpose.
Till early 20th century, most people did not have watches or clocks.

The first clock didn’t hav

Encroachments block traffic


Unchecked encroachments by hotels and eateries on the road and footpath opposite Perambur Railway Station continue to result in traffic disruption on the arterial Perambur High Road, causing inconveni

Ambattur suffers political neglect


The residents of Ambattur, already reeling under sewer overflow, also suffer sleepless nights owing to the mosquito menace and the stench from stagnant garbage that hits them hard. But the councillors

Work to begin on Neelankarai link


The state highways department has floated a tender to appoint consultants to lay link roads at Neelankarai and Palavakkam at a cost of Rs100 crore to improve connectivity between East Coast Road and R

Air berlin flight makes emergency landing in Chennai

A flight bound for Abu Dhabi from Kuala Lampur with 186 passengers made an emergency landing at the Chennai International Airport early on Saturday after one of the passengers complained of chest pain

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